Canine Resolution uses classical and operant conditioning to teach a behavior. We rely heavily on positive reinforcement but believe all four quadrants of operant conditioning are needed for the animal to learn and/or maintain the behavior. We like to incorporate playing with the dog while training using motivational techniques so our customers and dogs enjoy working together.
Rewards can be anything that your dog may want that given moment. Praise, toys, food, attention, affection, space etc…Using higher value rewards for new behaviors/commands or for more challenging tasks. As the dog learns we raise the bar to earn the higher value reward while using a variable reward schedule.
Correction is applied for deliberate disobedience once the dog understands the command/behavior. Corrections can be voice, leash and collar, body posture, taking reward away etc…We do not permit yelling, hitting, kicking etc… Correction is never used if a dog is confused, showing fear or anxiety. It is applied with minimal extent to get the desired response.
The end result is a well balanced dog that has the confidence and accepts the owner’s authority. These training techniques work with your pet’s natural motivation of wanting to please and be loved. Your dog will enjoy the time you spend together while he reaps the benefits of gaining a better self concept.